A legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time

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Examples of Sanborn map WMS?

I'm wondering if anyone has heard of or come across any examples of scanned and georeferenced Sanborn Fire Insurance maps being served as a WMS. I know there are copyright issues, so presumably only ...
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Can adding entropy to a copyrighted spatial data make it a new dataset?

I have a dataset of building polygons that is copyrighted. Say I applied some random noise to every point in each polygon, is there a theoretical measure at which the initial dataset is no longer ...
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Download Google Map tiles, images [closed]

I would like to use the google maps downloader to save satellite images from google maps (http://www.allallsoft.com/gmd/index.html), but is it legal to use? In the terms of service you can read that: ...
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Can ArcMap basemaps be used in figures intended for publication?

I'm wondering if the 'imagery' basemap available in ArcMap 10 can be used as part of a figure in a scientific publication? If it can't are there any alternatives, using QGIS for example?
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How is the legal situation for edited maps?

I am currently working on a commercial GIS project and have a lot of uncertainties regarding legal situations and terms of use for different maps. For example, the data of eurostat does not allow a ...
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prohibited: getting knowledge from GoogleEarth photos/videos, and use it for own map?

Is it prohibited to use knowledge you get from proprietary images or videos? Example: I found a geotagged photo (ponramio) in Google Earth with a well on it. So I know: "Ah, there is a well where I ...